Good evening everyone, I hope its been a good day for you all. Here is what has been in the news today:
Arthur Masuaku says he hopes to give Slaven Bilic a headache over his first team selection. (90mins)
In my opinion, there should be no headache as to who starts in defence for us. I think Masuaku deserves to be starting ahead of Cresswell every week. I have been a massive fan of his ever since he joined us, and he has barely put a foot wrong on the pitch.
Theo Walcott is being linked with a move away from Arsenal in January, with West Ham, Everton and Southampton all interested. (Express)
I would take Walcott for the right fee, but I think that is unlikely. He would add much needed pace to our team, because we still lack pace in my opinion. However, I think Arsenal will demand around £30m for him and I just can’t see us paying that mid-season, especially with the uncertainty over Slav’s future.
Winston Reid has joked that he is ready to take out Burnley striker and New Zealand teammate Chris Wood, before the sides face each other next weekend. (TeamTalk)
WWE Superstar and West Ham fan Triple H has offered to give motivational team talks to the Hammers players, in a bid to get them fired up for games. (101 Great Goals)
Jamie Redknapp has urged Slaven Bilic to start Arthur Masuaku and Diafra Sakho after the international break. (HITC)
To some extent, I agree with Jamie here. I would definitely start both of them because they deserve it, but I can’t see Bilic starting Sakho no matter how well he performs. There is too much bad blood between them and I just feel that Sakho is seen as no more than a bit part player.
Joe Hart says that West Ham are now on an upward curve in the Premier League. (ClubCall)
I hope Joe is right here. We have started to pick up some form in the last few games, and I hope it continues. We have Lanzini back now which can only improve things for us even more. I hope to see us continue our good form after the international break.